Sheriff John G Carter wishes to remind everyone that June 14 is National Flag Day. All citizens are encouraged to attend the annual Flag Day services which will be held at the Jesup Elks Lodge, located at 1802 S Hwy 301, Jesup, GA, next to the skating rink, on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7:30 am. This Annual event is sponsored by Jesup Elks Lodge #2133. Also participating will be VFW Post # 4583 and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard.
Flag Day is celebrated each June 14, the date designated by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. It honors the creation of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States. Flag Day was not formally recognized until President Harry Truman, himself an Elk, signed a 1949 resolution declaring Flag Day a national day of observation. The Continental Congress adopted the design of the Stars and Stripes on June 14, 1777, resolving: “The flag of the United States shall be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
Each year on June 14, every Elks Lodge is mandated to conduct a Flag Day ceremony. This ceremony is open to the public so that we can show our community that we honor our flag and all it stands for.